Hugh Jackman is undergoing more treatment for skin cancer

He has shocked fans with his recent picture on Twitter.

He has shocked fans with his recent picture on Twitter.

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Hugh Jackman has confirmed that he is undergoing more treatment for skin cancer.

The 48-year-old actor was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma cancer in 2013 and took to social media this week to tell fans that he was being treated for the non-melanoma cancer once again.

He uploaded a photograph of himself to Twitter with a bandage on his nose, writing: ‘Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all’s well. Looks worse w the dressing on then off! WEARSUNSCREEN[sic]’

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Thankfully it was recognised in time. Hugh has been vigilant about his health since his diagnosis four years ago, visiting doctors for skins checks every three months and encouraging people to wear sun cream and protect their skin properly.

The Australian actor previously had a cancer removed from his shoulder, and has since become an advocate for skin safety in the sun.

At the time, he told People magazine: ‘It’s always a bit of a shock just hearing the word ‘cancer’.

‘Being Australian, [skin cancer] is a very common thing.

‘I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it.’

Hugh has often praised fellow Aussie, Nicole Kidman, who has become iconic for her striking, pale complexion.

You can easily add sun protection into your daily routine – yes, even when the weather is grey and miserable, you need to ensure your skin is looked after. Take a look at the best SPF moisturisers and, crucially, the best sun cream tried and tested by Marie Claire. 

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